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Best things to do in Cook County

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bar
“Great Bar food-all things considered. A little pricy, but the menu is diverse. It is almost always busy so be prepared to wait. ”
7 locals recommend
Café
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“Terrific place to experience local fresh fish with great views. Watch for the otter for me!”
7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Coop also has deli with three hot soups each day and many sandwiches, salads, and desserts in their deli case. ”
5 locals recommend
Lodging
1 local recommends
Establishment
“In addition to taking a class here, you can buy local artists works from the store.”
4 locals recommend
Café
3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“You will be inspired by all of the northern, nordic crafts and art that they teach - and you'll appreciate that much more the timberframed outdoor kitchen at Caim (that we built there!).”
3 locals recommend
Department Store
“Amazing selection of shoes (we buy more there than in the cities!) and outdoor/warm clothes - all well priced and of top brands. Plus, you can find just about everything else! Fun place to shop (closed Sundays)”
2 locals recommend
Lodging
“A semi-formal dinning experience on Lake Superior and one of a kind. Boasts one of the largest stone wall fireplaces in Minnesota. A must see dining room which makes the good food, great. ”
4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Hands down the best in the area. Don’t pass up lamb if it’s on the menu and their burger (lunch only) is my all time fav. There is an upstairs (drinks & appetizers) where you can wait for a table. ”
5 locals recommend
Brewery
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1 local recommends
Donut Shop
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“World’s Best Donuts... and they might just be. Delicious donuts. Use the side window to avoid the crowd at the front counter. (Downtown Grand Marais)”
2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Walk to Artist's Point, which is right downtown, by the light house (you can also walk the other side of Artist's Point by driving to the municipal campground and walking towards the lighthouse)”
2 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Fun shopping, books, clothing, camping & canoeing gear, maps, outdoor essentials.”
1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
“We especially love their bacon and homemade sausages (check the freezer) and often get ground elk there for burgers on the grill.”
1 local recommends
Seafood Restaurant
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“Terrific stop for picnic fare, fresh or smoked fish or stay for lunch if fish and chips and chowder sound like what you’re hungry for!”
3 locals recommend